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    September 27, 2010
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tilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. up on the roof of maryland sits our first casino on 95. a brand new casino. >> a fourth charge against the famous pastor who used the pulpit yesterday to say all this stuff is not true. >> bolden is beautiful. the ravens beat the browns as flacco finds bolden not once but twice, and three times. >> lionel richie over here. >> i was just going to say. nobody wants to hear that on a
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monday morning at 6:00 a.m. >> how about a hand for my partner, megan pringle, makes the big time last night? >> forget it, how about the girls from girls hope? all the volunteers. if you helped out you should be so proud of yourself. that was, "extreme makeover: home edition" guz great things but it's so nice when it highlights your city. >> we gave the nation two hours of hope last night. >> great. here is justin berk with your weather forecast. >> reporter: good morning. going to give you hope to catch up on the drought. building conditions across the area. we've had a two and a half-inch deficit of rainfall we could make up in one day. we already had heavy rain across parts of the area this morning, more on the way. even if the rain stops it looks like it's going to actualliy build back in this afternoon and lead to problems with the possibility of road spray and slick conditions. it's rain from cockeysville through towson, however, we pull back, show the south side of baltimore, the rain ended. anne arundel county and cecil county, you had rain and
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crofton to bowie, 65 this morning but 1.27 inches of rain was just since midnight. the atmosphere is charged and we'll have more rain and maybe heavy thunderstorms into the afternoon. with our 2-degree guaranteed high reaching 72. even if the rain stops the roads are still wet. it's very important and right now listen up to see what the traffic mights look like with kim brown. the traffic will look slow. we have several accidents up and down the 95 core corridor and around the beltway. 95 at the o'donnell street exit. an accident at keith avenue . right now as we look at the maps, a complete check -- 95 southbound past caton avenue exit. the left lane and shoulder continue to be blocked there. on the very top side of the beltway, inner loop at the jfx, an earlier crash has been moved off to the left shoulder. anne arundel county, northbound
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295 earlier crash at arundel mills circle now blocking the left lane and shoulder. traffic only gets by to the right lane. another accident reported southbound 97 at benfield boulevard. on the west side of the outer loop it will take you 13 minutes from 795 to 70. traffic is pretty much at a crawl there. 95 southbound, six minutes from whitemarsh boulevard to the beltway. 895 looking a little better, only eight minutes from the split as you approach 295. back to you. >> thank you. 6:33. this is the big day today. the day that people get to play the one-armed bandits in cecil county, on 95 by the big water tower in perryville. our first casino. linda so says we can start playing today. >> reporter: get ready. in about two and a half hours maryland's first slots casino will be open for business. the casino in perryville is actually opening a little earlier than expected. it was originally supposed to open its doors this thursday. but the casino got its license over the weekend after a
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successful trial run on saturday. that paves the way for maryland's first casino to open since voters approved slots nearly two years ago. the four other locations still have big hurdles before opening. the casino at arundel mills is going back to the voters in november. operators at perryville say they are happy to be the first to open and to provide hundreds of local jobs in the state of the art facility. the 35,000-square foot slots parlor in cecil county has 1,500 slot machines, two restaurants, all set in the hollywood movie backdrop. again, the casino in perryville will open in about an hour and a half. 8:00 this morning. grand opening ceremonies are set for thursday. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. i've been accused. i'm under attack. i want you to know, as i said earlier, i am not a perfect man, but this thing,
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i'm going to fight. [ cheering and applause ] >> the pastor of a georgia megachurch addressed his congregation for the first time since he was accused of luring young men into sexual relationships. bishop eddie long spoke at two services on sunday. at the new birth missionary baptist church. he even had a very supportive crowd behind him. he vowed to fight the allegations but declined to talk about the specifics of the lawsuit filed against him. four men have sued long claiming that he lured them into sexual relationships with gifts and overseas trips when they were 17 and 18 years old. 6:35. how would you like to be on this delta flight heading to white plains from atlanta? had to make an emergency landing at jfk over the weekend and reports are that the landing gear failed to deploy to a passenger on board the plane captured video of the landing on a cell phone. can you hear -- you can't hear it but in the background you can hear -- there it is. a flight attendant yelling heads down, stay down!
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>> stay down! >> pothe -- the pilot was calm and the plane landed safely. no injuries were reported. for john mccain, tense moments after a televised debate sunday. as he was leaving a protester waving a sign jumped out in front of him chanting. a member of the senator's security team tackled the woman to the ground where she kept chanting. she was among a group of peace activists upset about mccain's stance regarding fighting in iraq and afghanistan and the debate was the only tv meeting between the senate candidates ahead of election day in arizona. alcohol abuse is a big problem in our nation. >> why researchers are saying that raising the tax on alcohol could have an impact on your life. >> plus, that flu shot you just got may be doing a lot more for you than just protecting you from the flu virus.
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[speaking spanish] i'm saying it's important for women to get their annual mammograms. it helps to save lives. it's really important for me to communicate to the spanish community so i could be of need to the spanish-speaking community. komen foundation helped me a lot to get through my challenges when i went through breast cancer.
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health news. your annual flu shot can do more than protect you against the virus. it could protect you against heart attacks. the earlier in the season you get it the greater protection. according to a study done by a
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british researchers. the study says the risk of a heart attack was reduced by 19%, for those vaccinated in the past year. alcohol abuse is the third leading cause of preventable death in our country. it contributes to countless diseases, car crashes, injuries and crimes. recently a published study says to solve this problem how about raise the alcohol tax? doubling the current state taxes on alcohol could be expected to reduce alcohol-relate the deaths. deadly car crashes and rates of std's. even a slight increase on drinking could have a large impact on public health if millions consume half a drink less per week on average the small differences in alcohol intake could lead to big drops in the jr. area's overall injury and death rates. grab your lucky horse shoe, lucky penny. >> a new casino opening up in about an hour. >> it's maryland's first slots casino. i'm linda so.
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what to expect when doors open this morning. >> plus, hyundai is taking some so that theas off the road -- so that theas off the road. what to do if you have one of these cars. sonata. >> and good weekend for the ravens. great weekend for bolden. >> move that bus! the girls hope home is revealed. we can finally see the inside. tax on ez that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. move that bus. two months ago we saw it being built. we finally got to see the new home for girls hope. >> thousands of you came out to give your time and donations to make this possible. we're going to see the home in a minute. first let's check in with meteorologist justin berk. >> good morning. really heavy rain right now rolling up through baltimore county. 83 york road from cockeysville to hunt valley and parkton. this stuff had come from the south earlier, though it appears to have dried out around the beltway the roads are still wet. where this came from, we've got
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67 now in downtown baltimore. we've received almost a full inch of rain just in the last two hours. it's going to be a wet day. we've got more on the way and we'll have the complete forecast coming up. it's all about the wet commute. here's kim brown with the latest. >> it's messy out there early on. on route 97 southbound, only one lane gets by because of an accident blocking the left lane and shoulder here. northbound on the bw parkway left lane and shoulder continue to be blocked at arundel mills circle. west side of the beltway, traffic is going to be greatly -- the speed is reduced as you make your way around the outer loop at liberty road. we had an earlier accident on the inner loop top side at the jfx, cleared to the shoulder. earlier accidents on the 95 corridor at keith avenue and caton avenue have been cleared but expects to it be fairly slow so far. 6:47. atlantic city, vegas, perryville, a brand new casino ready to shine in cecil county. linda so with the first day of action.
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>> reporter: all that action is set to begin at 8:00 this morning. that is when the hollywood casino in perryville will officially open its doors. the 35,000 square foot slots parlor in cecil county has 1,500 slot machines, two restaurants, all set in a hollywood movie backdrop. the casino got its license over the weekend after a successful trial run on saturday. that paves the way for maryland's first casino to open since voters approved slots nearly two years ago. the four other locations still have big hurdles before opening. the casino at arundel mills is going back to the voters in november. operators at perryville say they are happy to be the first to open and to provide hundreds of local jobs in a state of the art facility. >> some traditional slot machines have a handle and then we have some that have incredible lcd digital screens with bose sound. >> reporter: again, the hollywood casino in perryville will officially open its doors in about an hour, 8:00 this morning. grand opening ceremonies are
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set for thursday. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >> thank you. a white supremacist who pleaded guilty to beating a black fisherman will be sentenced today. calvin locknear is expected to serve a 31-year prison term as part of a plea deal he accepted last week. the man who called himself "hitler" beat 77-year-old james prevat, prevat is expected to appear in court to face his tacker today -- attacker today. the family of an 11-year-old salisbury girl kidnapped and killed last christmas is asking the attorney to stay on the case even though he lost the primary. sarah foxwell's parents say david ross who lost as the democratic primary earlier this month should remain lead counsel in the trial that is set to be happening in april. the family says that he is intimately familiar with the case and are confident he's the person to prosecute thomaslegs jr. -- thomas leggs jr. the
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democratic candidate is still considering it. we'll keep you posted. police say a patient in a state mental hospital is charged with killing another patient who was strangled there. police say the 46-year-old known as saladin taylor killed susan sachs. she was found in the clifton t. perkins with a string around her neck. hyundai motors is voluntarily recalling 2011 sonata sedans because of a manufacturing defect that could cause drivers to lose steering control. the steering column shaft connections may not have been tight enough or were improperly assembled, could cause the steering wheel to become separated from the column. all is right in flacco-more after throwing four interceptions last week joe flacco threw three touchdowns. the 1-1 ravens open up the bank for business, never gets old
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with ray lewis. cleveland browns in town, first quarter, ray rice, nice run, 22 yards but he injured his knee. we'll find out how serious it is today. joe flacco hooks up with anquan bolden, 1-yard touchdown, ravens -- 13-yard touchdown. the winless browns made the ravens sweat this out, just before the half payton hillis pounds it into the end zone to bring cleveland within four at the half. fourth quarter now, seneca balance -- wallace to benjamin watson. cleveland takes the lead? what? all right. joe, you got to win this for us. with an all-out blitz joe, one high and deep, 28-yard touchdown pass to bolden. bolden, three scores on the day from joe flacco. ravens win this one 24-17 and it's sunday in pittsburgh. sunday in pittsburgh. >> sunday in pittsburgh? >> yes. 6:51 now.
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comcast ceo steve burke has been named to succeed jeff zucker as head of nbc universal. he takes over comcast and completes the deal with ge which currently owns nbc. the company says burke will work with zucker during the transition. the 52-year-old burke first joined comcast in 1998 as president of comcast cable. he's been president of abc broadcasting, the president and chief operating officer of euro disney as well. and if you want to take steps to get healthier this week in baltimore, it's the time to do it. healthy city days kicks off a week from today. let's move to "extreme makeover: home edition." big news. christie norbert says the young girls from girls hope said june 9th was the best day of their lives. >> that is the day they were surprised by -- and the crews from "extreme makeover: home edition." they kicked off the season with a two-hour special on girls
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hope in baltimore. it took nine days to finish the project and they worked through humidity, rain, even an earthquake. the girls now in their new home say it was all worth it. we're looking at a different situation here. we got a storm coming through now. the storm brought heavy rain earlier this morning. we're watching maryland's most powerful doppler radar with another band of rain coming up from the south, along 50 east and around the dc beltway. we're going to be watching that pivot through. in between the roads still wet. one of the most deceiving parts, when you think the rain stopped the roads still a problem with the spray kicking up. you can see bands of heavy rain that came through close to an inch around baltimore city, over an inch towards bowie, breaks up to the south, spotty showers that will definitely get fueled by some afternoon heat. where is that heat? it's actually south of the boundary, that is south of us. this is really what is going to
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charge a lot of the energy today. also around this low pressure near atlanta, georgia, heavy rain and big storms pushing through georgia itself and the carolinas this morning. we're in the cool side of the pattern with an easterly wind but the rainy pattern stays with us all day through tonight and into tomorrow. we'll bring this back home where it appears as if we'll have another shot of maybe some thunderstorms and locally heavy downpours this afternoon. computer models indicating that we could see a generalized three inches of rain from this entire storm system. this is just storm one this week. we get it through this afternoon. heavy rain with that main front and the storm itself. back to our west overnight. that tries to swing through by daybreak. we could have another rough commute tomorrow morning. then we'll try to get it out in the afternoon and get dry air in here by wednesday. another storm tries to charge up from the caribbean of all places, off the coast, thursday and friday. a split between a coastal hugger which means we barely get clipped or we get pounded with heavy rain as we head through thursday and friday. that is the split now. today, almost a guarantee.
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periods of rain and thunderstorms mixed in, localized flooding, 72 our 2-degree guarantee. we'll slide back into the 60s overnight. once we get that front through temperatures may actually increase and warm up as we head through the overnight and daybreak. the chance of heavy rain will be with us mainly tomorrow morning. improving in the afternoon up to about 78 degrees. 74 on wednesday, that is our dry day. we'll watch that coastal hugger, whether we get clipped or hit with that rain on thursday and friday. you like that? the coastal hugger? >> i like that. >> like a tree hugger. >> hugging the coast. the beach not the place to be this weekend. we dry out saturday and the race for the cure sunday. that rain and the slick conditions on the road have made for a very slow ride around the area already. earlier accident on 95 southbound at keith avenue has been cleared off to the left shoulder. same thing with the crash on the very top side of the inner loop at the jfx. that also blocks the left shoulder at this time. slow past the scene of that accident. on the outer loop at harford
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road, stop-and-go traffic already. an extra five to six minutes between belair road as you head towards york road. as we look around the area at the maps, still only working a couple of accidents but there's doozies, though. 97 southbound approaching crownsville road, one lane gets by because of an accident there. and an injury crash up in glenarm, harford road at long green pike. expect delays, possible lane blockages, some emergency crews on scene. i would avoid it altogether and use belair road this morning. >> don't forget to join us for "good morning maryland" at 9:00. we'll have news, weather and traffic updates throughout the morning. >> have a great day. wearing shirts ♪ ♪ which caused a trend alert ♪ and everyone ♪ saw everybody
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